Thursday, 22 February 2007

Australian navel-gazing, part 133

The Age contains another piece, this time by Greg Baum, on the current state of the Australian cricket team. You are probably sick of these by now, but this one does contain a particularly good put down of under-performing all-rounder Shane Watson. After taking note of Watson's limitations with bat and ball, Baum looks at Watson's failure to develop and mature and notes:

Watson is nearly 26. In NZ, he said: "During my time out, I actually read Keith Miller's book, and he said he didn't make it until around 27. He's our greatest all-rounder, so that shows how difficult it can be." It also shows how much of an interruption five years of world war can be.

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